Current Ripon News

Colucci: Is there an “Obama Doctrine?”

A commentary written by Ripon College Associate Professor Lamont Colucci, “Is there an ‘Obama Doctrine?’” appeared in the Washington Times this week. In his opinion piece, Colucci, chair of the Ripon College Politics and Government Department, examines the various ways a potential Obama Doctrine might be characterized, considers its relationship to the Nixon, Carter, Clinton, and Bush administrations’ foreign policies,… Continue reading

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Senior Recitals Begin on April 12

Several senior music students at Ripon College will present their senior recitals this month. All recitals will be in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, and are free to attend. Kasen Rumpf will perform on violin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. He is the son of Arthur and Ann Rumpf of Oconomowoc, Wis. William Heinze will… Continue reading

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Bennett ’65 to Be Honored at Final Four

Wisconsin Coaching Legend and Ripon College Alumnus Dick Bennett ’65 will be honored with the Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the 17th Annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast held in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four Tournament in Atlanta on Saturday, April 6. The event is hosted by Athletes in Action and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The presenting… Continue reading

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Messitte to Host Telephone Town Hall

Ripon College President Zach Messitte will host a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. CDT. During the Town Hall event, he will share his vision for Ripon, discuss the Imagine Tomorrow campaign and answer questions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Callers will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about Ripon… Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Darren Thies ’07

A lifelong interest in world affairs led Darren Thies ’07 to a career in Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State. Thies has just wrapped up a two-year tour of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he served as a diplomat for the U.S. Embassy, working in border security, justice sector reform, counter-narcotics, English training and drug-demand reduction. About the size of… Continue reading

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Uwiringiyimana to Speak on Campus

Professor Leonard Uwiringiyimana, Executive Director of the Institute for National Transformation-USA (INT-USA), will speak on the Ripon College campus in East Hall, Little Theater on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm. Uwiringiymana’s talk, “Break the Boundaries of Ordinary to Become Extraordinary,” is co-sponsored by the Blue Mountain Project, the Cultural Diversity Club and Campus Christian Fellowship. Uwiringiyimana is originally from Rwanda.… Continue reading

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